Sue and I shared a recipe for a large What-Do-You-Mean-It's-Not-Apple-Apple-Crisp a little while ago that was soooooo tasty. One of those recipes that you have to make because it's just so cool.
I mean...it's zucchini BUT it tastes like apples.
Anyway, I decided to make a small serving version just for me for dessert.
Now you can make a teeny one or a big one for the whole family.
Either way - you won't believe it's NOT APPLES.
I left the zucchini skins on just so you could see that it really is zucchini. When you make it I recommend peeling the zucchini - that way it is even more appley.
Oh, yes, and this single version is even pretty healthy! (Vegan, gluten free, dairy free)
Small Batch Zucchini "Apple" Crisp (2 servings)
2 cups finely diced, seeded zucchini (peeled is better)
juice of 1 lemon (~1/4 cup)
1 Tbsp Stevia
1 tsp cinnamon
sprinkle of ginger & nutmeg
1 Tbsp coconut flour
1/4 cup quinoa flakes
1 Tbsp Stevia
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp coconut oil
Preheat oven (or toaster oven) to 375. Spray 2 - ramekins or 1 - 3X6 oven safe dish with cooking spray, set aside.
In a medium sized saucepan, bring zucchini and lemon juice to a boil. reduce heat and simmer 8 minutes. Stir in the Stevia and spices and cover and simmer 5 more minutes.
While zucchini is simmering, in a small bowl, crumble together the coconut flour, quinoa flakes, Stevia, cinnamon, salt, and coconut oil.
Sprinkle 1/3 of the crumbs into the prepared ramekins (or single dish). Press down firmly. Bake in the 375 oven for 5 minutes.
Remove the crust from the oven.
Spread the cooked zucchini on top.
Sprinkle the remaining crumbs on top.
Cook at 375 until topping is nicely browned - about 20 - 30 minutes.
Serve hot. (Be careful! It is extremely hot when it comes out of the oven - let it cool for at least 5 minutes before eating!)
I like to put a spoonful of ice cream or whipping cream on top!
According to Myfitnesspal for each serving (recipe makes 2):
263 calories, 21 carbs, 15 fat, and 4 protein.
Of course you can make this with apples and do it the way everyone else does it....but why not try something a little different? Seriously. Try it. When it is peeled you can't tell the filling isn't apples.
Check out our larger version HERE. That version isn't as healthified as this one. It has a more "normal" topping (read: flour, oats, brown sugar, butter).
Be sure to visit Horrific Knits for some tasty & crafty links!